the weather: It was rainy around noon, mixed with light snow. It cleared later, but gusts continued. High in the mid-1940s.
Spare parking lot: Valid until Friday (Puri Festival).
After more than a year of legal disputes, this is official: the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will be allowed to visit former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns and other financial records for many years.
In a statement, Trump condemned the court’s decision and investigation, which he called “the continuation of the greatest political witch in American history.”
Now, the district attorney’s office faces the daunting task of combing through terabytes of data to prove possible crimes committed by Mr. Trump’s real estate company, the Trump Organization.
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What does it mean
The Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has been conducting an extensive criminal investigation of Mr. Trump’s business for more than two years.
For a long time, Mr. Trump has twice filed legal objections to the Supreme Court, hindering this investigation.
The large number of records now obtained from Mr. Trump’s accountant Massas USA will give prosecutors a more complete understanding of the internal financial operations of Mr. Trump’s business and allow them to determine whether to bring any crimes against the former president.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr. Trump said that he would release tax returns, just as every presidential candidate has done so for at least 40 years, but instead, he has been trying to keep them confidential.
He was not completely successful. An investigation by the New York Times reviewed the tax returns of the former president for more than two decades. The investigation revealed that Mr. Trump had not paid income tax for many years and pointed out potential financial misconduct, some of which may have been in Mr. It is reflected in the survey.
Prosecutors, investigators, forensic accountants, and an external consulting company will begin to dig out a large number of financial records to get a clear understanding of Trump’s business dealings.
After the Supreme Court issued the order, Mr. Vance issued a brief statement: “The work is still going on.”
But Mr. Vance may not see the end of this work during his tenure. He has no indication that he intends to run for re-election this year, and the investigation may fall on his successor.
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Finally: “Charging Bull” artist, remember
On the night of 1989, Arturo Di Modica sneaked his 3.5-ton bronze sculpture “Charging Bull” to the opposite side of the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Di Modica did not get permission from the city to install the sculpture. At about 1 am on December 15th, when he arrived on Broad Street with the statue, he and his friends found a huge Christmas tree installed on the stock exchange, and he hoped to put the bull in it.
“Throw the bull under the tree,” he shouted. “This is my gift.”
For the Sicilian artist Di Modica, the death last week was overshadowed by my colleague Clay Risen. Facing the stock market crash in the late 1980s, this statue is optimistic. Hymn. Despite the installation of secret devices, Mr. Di Modica’s gift is still acceptable.
The Bulls, city officials moved to Bowling Green, which has become a reliable tourist attraction and a sculpture representative of Wall Street. It is also the target of vandals, including one who smashed bull horns with a metal banjo in 2019.
Another art installation, Kristen Visbal’s “Fearless Girl”, was placed directly in front of the “Charging Bull” in 2017, angering Di Modica.
Mr. Di Modica said that the bronze girl stared provocatively at the “charging bull” and was “attacking the bull”. He felt that Ms. Visbal had changed the original meaning of his work.
“The Fearless Girl” was praised by celebrities and the mayor Bill de Blasio and others, and moved to the front of the exchange in 2018, where Mr. Di Modica was originally herding cattle .
The mayor also wanted to move the “Charging Bull” near the exchange, but his efforts failed and the statue is still in Bowling Green.
When Mr. Di Modica died, he was working on another monumental sculpture: a 132-foot-high horseback painting, which one day will be on a river near his home in Victoria, Italy.
Mr. Di Modica said: “I have to finish this.” “I will die and work.”
It’s Tuesday-grab the horns.
Metropolis Diary: Be late
It was a Monday morning in 1985, and I was late for work. Before I rushed out of the door of the Cobble Hill apartment, I hardly had time to put on makeup and comb my hair.
When I reached the sidewalk, I strode forward. The Walkman was tucked into my pocket, and the music filled my ears. I walked along the subway to six blocks and happily jumped to Madonna’s “material girl”.
When getting on the train, I still wear headphones. I quickly felt the joy around me. Someone said something, and people started laughing. I have no scruples, bowed my head, staring at the music.
When the door of the next stop opened, when I was standing by the door, a lady in casual clothes passed me by. She motioned for me to turn off the Walkman.
“You put on curlers,” she said.
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